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Sharp-witted paralegal Ellie Greenberg has a dynamite career at a law firm in the Catskill Mountains of New York. Happily divorced, in the middle years of her life and keeping sexy ‘n’ sassy, she decompresses from the demands of her career by joining the jazz scene at a local college. The instant she sees the very-married new soloist, trumpet player Vincent Keyes, she’s speared directly in the heart by Cupid’s arrow.
Unfortunately, Ellie has also walked straight into the romantic cross-hairs of ace lawyer Stan Feldman.
Ellie tries to gain her footing in the emotional tornado, where the ride is thrilling but ultimately unsustainable. She agonizes over choosing between the two men…or changing her life completely.
"A supreme jazz love story that swings with a deep appreciation for the music and its practitioners." Lezlie Harrison, vocalist and radio announcer, WBGO-FM
"A sparkling and authentic love story full of heart, joy and surprise. Ms. Burke artfully layers passion and pain until the very last page." Bianca Rossini, singer/songwriter
"Debbie Burke has penned a great story. I couldn't help but smile when reading about cool, suave trumpeter Vince who liked his coffee with a twist. No doubt, Glissando brings jazz and romance with many turns along the way. Excellent read!" Maurice Johnson, American jazz artist
"Enjoyed the heck out of it!" Monique Parent, actress, Cuck
"Glissando is fun and feels very real. Ms. Burke knows her stuff." Michael Levin, New York Times best-selling author
"Dramatic. Arousing. Unpredictable. Debbie Burke has a way with words. She breathes life into them and creates a masterpiece. Her storytelling teases curiosity and leaves you wanting more." Char McAllister, singer/songwriter
"Debbie Burke knows how to balance the humorous with the serious sides of relationships. Once you start, it will be difficult to put this book down." Aziza Miller, singer/songwriter
"This book is sexy and true-to-life for musicians everywhere! The more you read, the more anxious you become to get to the next chapter. A must-have for your book collection!" Kea Michaels, soul/jazz recording artist
"In this lovely book about love, lust, and jazz, Deb Burke has created a world and characters that are engaging, witty, and relatable. I love Ellie; she proves that a middle-aged woman can have a rich inner life as well as lust, which we usually only attribute to the young. Burke's knowledge of jazz also shines through in this novel." Brooke Fredericksen, editor
"Whomever Ellie chooses, we're all rooting for her!" Bob Andelman, co-author, The Consulate
"Thoroughly entertaining and engrossing. Wonderful characters, especially the witty, sharp-tongued narrator." Dr. Cheryl Feldmann, psychologist
"Smoothly written and fast-moving. Burke paints true-to-life characters in an intriguing saga of modern life and perils." Cheryl Melnick, Eastern PA Teachers' Book Club
""I was more than a touch envious of Ellie, a funny, feisty woman with an undeniable passion for life who knows who she is and is not afraid to take risks for what she wants, whether it is a change of career in an exciting new city or steamy encounters with a man who might (or might not) ultimately be meant for her." Cynthia Pierce, owner, Café Yuzu/Yuzu Patisserie